Thank you all who donated. It is very helpful and appreciated. We have many wonderful family and friends who continuely help to support us with your prayers, helpful words, and or monetary gifts. I wish I can say it will be over soon but, it is a long and ugly disease. Please keep up the prayers. I will try to keep everyone posted.
Jul 27, 2016
Allow me the pleasure of telling you about a man who cares. A man who worked 12-16 hr shifts to make sure his family got what they needed. A man who would rather spend his days off helping people out of the kindness of his heart than sit and “relax.” How can something so seemingly simple be so hard? How can I begin to paint of picture of which some would say is an angel on earth? A man who taught me to help people on the side of the road; a man who taught me to do good for the sake of doing good; a man who takes the time to visit his father every morning to share a cup of coffee and give his company; a man who countless people trust enough to give him their key to their house should anything happen; a man who shoulders pain for the sake of easing others sorrows; a pillar of strength; an angel without wings. It seems like it should be easy to tell of his generosity; how he helps those in need without asking anything in return. Or how easy it should be to paint a picture of someone who cares and lends a shoulder to anyone wavering. Yet the canvas remains an unfinished painting that is my father.
The truth is in the people who stop him in public to thank him for what he did years prior, and how he affected their lives. The truth is in his children who can only hope to be half as kind, half as loved. Though as we know, sickness and disease do not discriminate. It’s often said it happens to the best of us. This man, father, friend has had his faith tested. He has been diagnosed with liver disease. He now stands in pain and agitation between life and death as he waits for a new liver, and still as bills pile high, he asks for nothing. We, his children, have instead risen to ask what he has never been known to do, help. While insurance covers most of the hospital bills, other related expenses pile high. Between staying at hotels during months of testing and not being able to work, all we can do as family is chipin, in any way we can. We humbly ask the same of you. Any little bit helps. To a man who has prided himself with helping so many without asking anything in return; I come forward as a child asking for his return in this time of need. God bless you.